Trade Associations

IKO is proud to supportmany of the leading trade associations and industry bodies throughout the various industries we operate in. Each one plays its own part in setting the standard for the construction industry and the niche markets within; Roofing, Insulation, Asphalt and Infrastructure


Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies that IKO are associated with within the roofing industry are:

CompetentRoofer (by NFRC)

CompetentRoofer is the Government-licenced Competent Person Scheme that allows professional roofing contractors to self-certify that their roof refurbishment work complies with Building Regulations within England and Wales. The scheme encompasses all roofing types for domestic, industrial and commercial properties and is open to all roofing contractors to apply.

The scheme is defined as:
The installation, as a replacement of the covering of a pitched or flat roof and work carried out by the registered person as a necessary adjunct to the installation.

LRWA (Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association)

The LRWA (Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association) consists of the leading manufacturers of liquid applied waterproofing, approved contractors and related materials suppliers.

LRWA aims to raise awareness of the technical and financial benefits of specifying liquid-applied roofing & waterproofing systems and to establish product and installation standards to ensure that optimum performance is achieved.

LRWA members are devoted to best industry practice. With the aim of supplying and applying systems to a client’s full satisfaction, advice can be obtained either centrally or from individual member firms. Our aim is to educate and inform specifiers, contractors and the industry as to the properties, correct applications, installation methods and aftercare of liquid waterproofing systems.


Livingroofs is an organisation to promote, advise and research into green roofs and similar structures within the context of urban and rural regeneration and provides the following services:

  • Professional independent advice on green roofs
  • Independent consultants
  • Strategic reports on how green roofs can play a real role in terms of sustainability in urban regeneration areas, local and regional authority plans etc
  • An online resource for researchers, planners, developers, regeneration professionals, ecologists, engineers and others
  • An online resource of current and past research documentation on green roofs
  • A portfolio of successful green roof projects, with information on their cost and construction
NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors)

Mission Statement: To promote Trade members to gain more work and through this achievement to help Supplier members to sell more products and collectively to achieve quality installation.

The NFRC is the largest roofing trade association in the UK, promoting quality contractors and quality products, ensuring that it’s members are at the forefront of all roofing developments.

NFRC actively ensures that all members offer high standards of workmanship and sound business practice through a strict code of practice and vetting procedure, including site inspections and adhering to the Government endorsed standards. The Federation also offers training services, technical advice, and represents member interests to the wider construction industry and Government.

SPRA (Single-Ply Roofing Association)

The Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) is the trade association representing the UK’s single-ply roofing industry. SPRA members are actively involved in the monitoring, development and reporting to improve single-ply products, installations and aftercare. SPRA believe that quality comes through knowledge and skills with members working hard to improve training accessibility and affordability.


Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies that IKO are associated with within the insulation industry are:

IMA ( Insulation Manufacturers Association)

The Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA) is the representative body for the Rigid Polyisocyanurate (PIR) and Polyurethane (PUR) Insulation Industry in the United Kingdom. Our membership comprises all of the major companies in the industry, including manufacturers of finished PIR and PUR insulation products, suppliers of the various raw materials and associated services.

All IMA members have signed up to a code of conduct which seeks to ensure that the highest standards of honesty and integrity are maintained.


Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies that IKO are associated with within the asphalt industry are:

IAT (Institute of Asphalt Technology)

The Institute is the Professional Body for persons working in the field of Asphalt Technology and for those interested in all aspects of the Manufacture, Placing, Technology and Uses of materials containing Asphalt or Bitumen.

There are 9 regional branches in the UK and Republic of Ireland, plus overseas members. Branches run regular local Conferences, Seminars, Site visits and Training Days to keep the membership abreast of contractual, engineering, material and plant design changes.

MAC (Mastic Asphalt Council)

MAC represents more than 90 companies – including mastic asphalt manufacturers, the contractors responsible for its installation, and associated suppliers of equipment and services.

The Mastic Asphalt Council is a non-profit making independent body, which:

  • Promotes the use of mastic asphalt
  • Provides a technical information service to architects, surveyors and other specifiers, on the design of all types of mastic asphalt installation
  • Regulates quality and workmanship standards for the materials’ installation
  • Sets codes of good practice and promotes measures governing the safety of operatives
  • Encourages high craft skill levels
  • Provides management and health and safety courses
  • Represents its members’ interests at industry, national and international levels
  • Liaises with Unite (Trade Union)
  • Sponsors the research and testing of mastic asphalt materials and associated equipment


Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies that IKO are associated with within the infrastructure industry are:

BJA (Bridge Joint Association)

The Bridge Joint Association members are the leading specialist UK manufacturers and installers of bridge expansion joints whose principal aim is to raise standards within the industry. The effectiveness of bridge expansion joints is very significant in the life expectancy of bridges. Recognition of the need for high standards of waterproofing to prevent the ingress of water and road de-icing salts into bridge structures has focused attention on the importance of bridge joints.

BPA (British Parking Association)

The BPA is a professional association representing parking and traffic management in Europe. The Association is the recognised authority within the parking profession which uses its influence to represent the best interests of the sector. The BPA also provide an extensive range of membership services to support parking professionals & organisations in their day-to-day work.

Our diverse membership community of around 700 organisations includes technology developers & suppliers, equipment manufacturers, learning providers, consultants, structural & refurbishment experts, local authorities and parking on private land operators including retail parks, healthcare facilities, universities, airports and railways stations.

General Construction

Our construction partners span the depth a breadth of the construction industry covering the Products we manufacture to the customer we serve:

BMF (Builders Merchant Federation)

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of builders merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative and timber merchants and their suppliers. Providing an authoritative voice for the building materials distribution sector, conveying the views and issues that face merchants and suppliers, to the widest possible audience.

  • Membership stands at 600 (Jul 17)
  • 316 Merchant members
  • 4,900 Branches across the UK
BMBI (Builders Merchant Building Index)

For more information on the BMBI (Builders Merchant Building Index) please see out dedicated BMBI page.

BRE (Building Research Establishment) Global

Ensuring that products and services protect people, property and the planet.

BRE Global works to ensure that fire, security, environmental and other products and services provide the quality of performance and protection that they should.

We are an independent, third-party approvals organisation, offering certification of products, services and systems to an international market. Our testing and approvals are carried out by recognised experts in world-class facilities. We also offer cutting-edge research and consultancy services.

CPA (Construction Products Association)

The Construction Products Association represents the UK’s manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials. The sector directly provides;

  • Jobs for 313,000 people
  • Across 21,000 companies
  • And has an annual turnover of more than £50 billion

The CPA acts as the leading voice to promote and campaign for this vital UK industry.

LHC (London Housing Corportaion)

For more information on the LHC please see out dedicated ‘IKO and the LHC’ page.

NMBS (National Merchant Buynig Society)

The National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) is a centralised buying society for Independent Builders, Timber, Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Merchants with;

  • Over 1000 members
  • With over 3100 branches
  • And £1.5 billion in buying power